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Sickle cell anemia may be an adaptation to malaria.
Sickle cell anemia may be an adaptation to malaria.

Natural Selections: Malarial Coevolution

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Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about malaria, the pandemic killer of the tropics, thought by biologists to be an example of coevolution in action. While the protozoan that causes the disease evolves to survive treatment and eradication measures, humans evolve at the same time to cope with the ravages of the disease.

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